by Leonardo R. Grabkowski
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In most modern vehicles, the fuel filter is mounted along the frame rail under the vehicle. Generally, accessing and replacing the fuel filter requires the vehicle to be hoisted or lifted off the ground. This is not the case with the 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. Your fuel filter is easily found in the engine compartment. While locating the fuel filter is simple, keep in mind that removing or replacing it can be tricky, even dangerous, if you are unfamiliar with the process.
Turn off the engine and open the hood. Raise the hood rod and attach it to the hood for support.
Walk to the passenger side of the engine compartment. Examine the area around the firewall at the rear of the engine compartment.
Look for a cylindrical device with multiple lines attached. The device is the Galant’s fuel filter. The lines attached to it are the fuel lines.
- It helps to know what a fuel filter looks like when trying to locate it. See the Resources section for a photograph of a fuel filter, if you are unsure of the device.
- Replacing the fuel filter is not recommended for people with no auto repair experience. The fuel system is under intense pressure. Consult a professional mechanic for replacement.